Bartlet Lake Trail is a 5.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Gustavus, Alaska that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and mountain biking.

5.9 miles
465 feet
Out & Back


mountain biking

nature trips




no dogs

Bartlet Lake is also accessible from the Towers Trail at the park boundary. The first 1.7 miles provides an opportunity for biking down the old roadbed that once serviced an airport tower beacon

5 months ago

We did this trail from both ends - the trailhead near the lodge and the trailhead at the park boundary a bit closer to downtown Gustavus. The trail is absolutely gorgeous and full of wildlife! We saw porcupines, bear, and lots of varied thrush and other birds. The hiking is easy because it’s mostly flat, however the trail is full of rocks and roots at points.

From the second trailhead closer to town, the first 1.7 miles is all very smooth, straight, and flat and perfect for both biking and hiking.

It is possible to make a loop out of this, but it would require walking on the road for nearly 5 miles, so we did it out-and-back from each end, instead. We loved this trail from both ways!

Saturday, August 20, 2016